The Constantia Kloof Conservancy (CKC) in Wilderness, although small in extent, incorporates an area rich in biodiversity. The western section comprises a mix of fynbos and forested areas while the eastern section is virtually entirely covered in endangered Coastal Afro-temperate Forest.

Back L to R: John Callanan, Marie Callanan Ilza Louw & Jan Heyneke  In front: Barbara Little, Yvonne Barnard, & Willy Mowlam.

Back L to R: John Callanan, Marie Callanan Ilza Louw & Jan Heyneke
In front: Barbara Little, Yvonne Barnard, & Willy Mowlam.

The CKC, established in 2007, organises a regular monthly hacking group of interested residents who devote a Saturday morning to clearing invasive aliens within the confines of the Conservancy. We recently received a Caretaker award from Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI) for the ongoing role we have played in the war on Invasive Alien Plants (IAPS).

The present committee and past Chairpersons recently gathered for the erection of the plaque at the entrance to the conservancy. The CKC thanks the SCLI for their recognition of the almost 10 year contribution that we have made to the conservation of the indigenous flora in our area. We also thank our dedicated members who have helped us to keep our area largely free of aliens.

Article written by John Callanan
Constantia Kloof Conservancy Member

Constantia Kloof Conservancy Members

Above: Marie Callanan, Ilza Louw and Yvonne Barnard, present and past Chairpersons

Written by Cobus Meiring